Samantha Hurst

N26 Launches New Premium Banking Account “N26 You”

N26, a European digital-only bank, announced on Monday the launch of its new premium banking account, N26 You. According to N26, the account puts users at the core of everything, while building on an existing seamless, borderless banking experience. “N26 You expands on all the… Read More

U.S. Fintech Statup Finix Secures $17.5 Million Through Series A Funding Round

Finix, a U.S.-based fintech startup that specializes in payments, announced on Tuesday it secured $17.5  million through its Series A funding round. Matt Harris from Bain Capital Ventures, which led the round, will be joining our board of directors. Founded in 2016, Finix claims to… Read More

Overfunding: French Home Sharing App Whoomies Quickly Surpasses €300,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Whoomies, a France-based home-sharing mobile app, has quickly surpassed its initial €300,000 equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. Founded in 2017, Whoomies explained that it is focused on delivering digital tools to improve the shared living experience on both tenants and real estate owners. The company… Read More

Crypto.com Names OS Limited As First Agent; Paxos & TrustToken As Stablecoin Partners

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Tuesday it has named OS Limited (OSL), a digital asset brokerage providing global counterparts with a suite of institutional products and services. OSL offers over-the-counter (OTC) trading services, as its first Settlement Agent and Paxos, financial institution regulated… Read More

OneSpan Announces New Partnership With Avaloq to Prevent Fraud With Financial Institutions

OneSpan (NASDAQ: OSPN), a company that offers software for trusted identities, e-signatures and secure transactions, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Avaloq, a global fintech and provider of software as a service (SaaS) and business process as a service (BPaaS) solutions,… Read More

Data Intelligence Company Flybits Raises $35 Million Through Series C Round Led by Point72 Ventures With Participation From Mastercard & Citi Ventures

Flybits, a contextual data intelligence company, announced on Tuesday it raised $35 million through its Series C round led by Point72 Ventures with participation from Mastercard, Citi Ventures, and Reinventure (backed by Australia’s Westpac Banking Corporation), along with existing partners Portag3 Ventures, TD Bank Group… Read More

UK Fintech Curve Secures $55 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Gauss Ventures

Curve, a banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, announced on Tuesday it secured $55 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Gauss Ventures. According to Curve, the investment round also welcomes… Read More

PayPal Expands International Money Transfer Service Xoom to 32 Markets Across Europe

PayPal announced on Tuesday the launch of its international money service Xoom in 32 markets across Europe. According to PayPal, consumers in these markets can now use Xoom to quickly send money, pay bills or phones to more than 130 markets internationally. “Xoom’s expansion to… Read More

Update: ARC Vehicle Surpasses £950,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Arc Vehicle, a UK-based electric recreational vehicle developer, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £950,000 in funding. The round, which is offering 8.71% of equity at a £10 million pre-money valuation, was launched last month and quickly raised… Read More

Prop-Tech Startup Brickowner Now Seeking £225,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

Just a little over six months after raising nearly 275,000 through its previous Seedrs campaign, Prop-tech startup Brickowner has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise £225,000. Brickowner reported investment through its platform has grown from £347k in 2017 to £1m by February 2018,… Read More

UK Insurtech AkinovA Announces Launch of Series B Investment Round

AkinovA, a UK-based insurtech, announced last week it is now seeking funds through its Series B investment round. Founded in 2017, AkinovA is building an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of (re)insurance risks. “By working in collaboration and partnership with the insurance industry,… Read More

MetLife Announces Second Class Selected For MetLife Digital Accelerator

MetLife announced on Monday the second class of nine companies selected to participate in the MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. According to MetLife, the accelerator connects startups with MetLife leaders and Techstars mentors for an intensive 13-week program focused on fast-tracking technologies with the… Read More

Seed CX Subsidiaries Secure Bitlicense From New York Department of Financial Services

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced on Monday it has approved the applications of Seed Digital Commodities Market LLC (SCXM) and Zero Hash LLC for virtual currency licenses and has approved Zero Hash for a money transmitter license. SCXM and Zero Hash… Read More

Crypto Asset Trading Desk Altonomy Raises $7 Million Through Seed Financing Round Led By Polychain Capital

Altonomy, a U.S.-based trading desk and market maker for cryptocurrency assets, announced on Monday it secured $7 million through its seed financing round, which was led by Polychain Capital. Founded in 2018, Altonomy describes itself as a cryptocurrency trading, advisory, and asset management firm. The… Read More

Overfunding: WeSwap’s Latest Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Surpasses £2.3 Million Funding Target First Week on Seedrs

Just days after launching its latest equity crowdfunding efforts on Seedrs, UK-based fintech startup, WeSwap, has successfully secured its initial £2.3 million funding target from more than 1,000 investors. The funding round comes nearly three years after WeSwap secured more than £2.4 million through its… Read More

SafeCharge Teams Up With Visa to Provide Insurtech Company Setoo With Insurance Payouts

SafeCharge (AIM: SCH) announced last week it has formed a new partnership with Visa Direct, Visa’s real-time push payments platform, to help provide what it claims to be faster payouts for insurance-as-a-service company, Setoo. According to SafeCharge, Visa Direct enables businesses to push funds disbursements… Read More

U.S. Fintech Lendbuzz Secures $150 million in Debt & Equity Financing

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Lendbuzz, a U.S.-based fintech company that aims to disrupt the existing car financing market using machine learning algorithms, announced on Monday it secured $150 million in debt and equity financing. The company reported that this latest funding round was led by 83North with significant participation from existing… Read More

OnDeck Canada Announces Small Business Partnership With Coast Capital Savings

OnDeck Canada announced last week it has formed a new partnership with Canadian credit union, Coast Capital Savings, to accelerate online lending to Coast Capital small business members. According to OnDeck Canada, Coast Capital Savings small business members may now apply for term loan financing… Read More

Wriggle Completes Seedrs Funding Round With Nearly £750,000 Secured

Wriggle, a UK-based real-time marketplace for local eat-out food and drink, has completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs with nearly £750,000 secured. The campaign, which originally sought to raise £600,000, offered 10.45% in equity with a £5,140,320 pre-money valuation. As previously reported, Wriggle is… Read More

State of Utah Announces Regulatory Sandbox For Fintech Startups

State of Utah Department of Commerce announced earlier this month it is launching a regulatory sandbox specifically for fintech startups in the state. According to Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce and Utah Representative Marc Roberts (R-Provo), the government service… Read More

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